From A Reporter
SHILLONG, Jan 8: West Shillong constituency MLA and UDP working president Paul Lyngdoh on Monday predicted that the party that will govern Meghalaya after the 2018 election will not be the Congress.
“All indications points that State will ultimately have a Congress- free government after the election as the party has not been able to mage the differences within itself that had led to the resigtion of many Congress MLAs, who have now joined the NPP,” Lyngdoh told The Sentinel.
He said the friction within the Congress will lead to its downfall in the 2018 Assembly polls and that it will benefit regiol parties like the UDP and the HSPDP.
“The HSPDP and UDP are two of the oldest regiol parties in the State and they have their own vote banks in both Khasi and Jaintia hills,” he claimed.
Lyngdoh predicted that the removal of Dr DD Lapang as president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee and his decision not to contest the upcoming election will also add to the downfall of the party in the 2018 polls.
Lyngdoh further pointed out that the many MDCs of KHADC belong to the Congress have also defected and that this will also affect the party.